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Learning Designs for Inquiry-based Learning

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Jamie Wood
21 January 2009

Over the past year CILASS (Centre for Inquiry-based Learning in the Arts and Social Sciences), a Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at the University of Sheffield, has been developing learning design case studies of the inquiry-based learning curriculum development projects it has been funding across the University. We now have over 30 learning designs across a number of disciplines and ranging in scope from relatively small activities to entire inquiry-based modules, which can be viewed at our case studies website.


In addition, we have been working with a learning design tools known as LAMS (Learning Activity Management System) to investigate its effectiveness indesigning for inquiry-based learning. The results of this project, known as DESILA (Designing and Sharing Inquiry-based Learning Activities) can be seen at the project website, while individual case studies are accessed via the CILASS case studies website.  

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Penny Wheeler
1:10am 27 January 2014

The case studies link is now out-of-date but this page 'Toolkit for learning and teaching: Inquiry-based learning' seems to be where Sheffield's IBL content has migrated to.

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